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Table of Contents

Tips and Techniques4

The Very Best French Toast6

Exotic batters, different breads, and varied techniques. After all the experiments, the perfect French toast ended up being the simplest.

Stuffing the Very Best French Toast8

Take the perfect French toast and stuff it with a sweet filling. It's like eating a warm pastry right out of the baker's oven -- too rich for words.

Basic Egg Rolls10

A quick stir-fry and the right wrapper makes the perfect egg roll. Prepare this classic in your own kitchen and never go out for Chinese again.

Asian Soups14

Three Asian soups all made with chicken broth. They're fast, easy, and unbelievably authentic-tasting.

Coq au Vin -- Chicken with Wine20

This country French classic is simple to make. Chicken and mushrooms braised in wine until /fall-off-the-bone/ tender. It's perfect year-round, but best on cold winter nights.

Mashed Potatoes & Root Vegetables24

It's almost a sin to mess with mashed potatoes. But adding flavorful root vegetables provides interesting taste and texture to this favorite.

Dinner Mexicana26

A three-course dinner that reflects the basics of Mexican cuisine -- fresh salsas, unusual seasonings, and intriguing sauces.


Stromboli is like a rolled-up pizza. Cut into thin slices and served with a quick marinara, it makes a perfect appetizer or entree.

Boston Cream Pie36

Whether it's a pie or a cake, this dessert is a winner. A decadent chocolate glaze covers layers of moist cake and rich pastry cream.

Questions and Answers40

What's Happening in Food42

Cake Decoration44